An Instagram model named Sumner Stroh posted a video on TikTok on Sept. 19 in which she claims she previously had a year-long affair with Maroon 5 singer and former “Voice” coach Adam Levine, who has been dating since 2014 Victoria’s Secret model Behati Prinsloo is married.
Stroh posted a follow-up on September 20 in which he tried to clarify a few things and also apologized to Levine’s wife and daughters Gio and Dusty. Just five days ago, Prinsloo confirmed on an Instagram photo that she is pregnant with her third child.
In her first video, Stroh said she and Levine saw each other “for about a year,” then they broke it off and he messaged her months later asking, “OK, serious question. I’m having another baby and if it’s a boy I really want to name him Sumner. Do you agree? dead serious.”
She said she felt her morals were “unknowingly compromised” and that she had been “completely manipulated,” but she only came forward now because someone she believed to be her friend tried to get Stroh’s screenshots of the messages to sell a tabloid.
In the comments on the first video, a TikTok user wrote: “It’s no secret he’s been married for a decade. The only victim here is his wife and children.” In her own comment, Stroh wrote, “I am disgusted and so ashamed of the pain and injury I have caused. I didn’t want to sound teary, so that wasn’t said in this video.”
In Stroh’s follow-up video, she wrote that she was directly responding to this comment to “address a few things [she wishes she] had said in the first video.”
She then revealed that she “felt the impression” that Levine and Prinsloo’s marriage was “over”, saying in the video:
Stroh went on to say that Levine DMed her from his verified Instagram account, so she didn’t think she “had any reason to question anything further.”
“I now realize that that was probably a manipulation tactic where he was just hiding in plain sight,” Stroh said, adding, “As soon as I realized that wasn’t the case[that their marriage was over], I had cut things out with it. Looking back, I wish I had questioned things more, I wish I hadn’t been so naive, but you know, naivety is no excuse for what I did and the part I played in it.”
She ended the video by saying: “Again, I was not in any way trying to gain sympathy and I am fully aware that I am not the victim. I’m not the one really getting hurt here. It’s Behati and her kids and I’m so, so sorry about that.”
Levine posted a statement to his Instagram Stories denying he was having an affair but admitting he “crossed the line” at an “unfortunate time” in his life.
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